Opinion

Young generation wants to blame the older folks

Youth of today should redirect passion and enthusiasm toward advancing education, life experiences

  • May 15, 2019

Proposed ‘emergency’ alternative route nothing but a land grab

We need immediate transparency and full disclosure of all details regarding this project

  • May 15, 2019

Medical ads proliferating on TV

It varies from eight to 12 minutes

  • May 13, 2019
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Celebration for opening of IWA annex at Lake Cowichan museum
Holiday weekend talent show packs 'em in at Lake Cowichan
Heritage Days truck parade at Lake Cowichan
Bike parade fun at Lake Cowichan Heritage Days

Editorial: Opioid crisis coming to a beach near you in Cowichan

Worryingly, carfentanil was detected in more than one quarter of the fentanyl detected deaths.

  • May 17, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Naked Gardening Day — really, it’s a thing

World Naked Gardening Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on the first Saturday of May

  • May 16, 2019

Socialism is not enough

Pursuing our dream of individual liberties and gratifications is killing us.

  • May 15, 2019

Editorial: We’d like to see clotheslines allowed for all

We’d like to see everyone have a clothesline rather than the other way around.

  • May 15, 2019

Do the math on clotheslines

That’s an awful lot of extra work each week

  • May 13, 2019

Are idles afraid to turn engine off?

Maybe their big muscle pick-ups have left them so destitute they can’t afford to replace a battery

  • May 13, 2019

Climate change effects obvious on Cowichan River, wildfire season

The Cowichan River now is lower here than it was in August last year

  • May 13, 2019

Why are we looking to harvest Stoney Hill during fire season?

We all know summers have been getting drier and drier.

  • May 13, 2019

Guest column: Expert advice for our watersheds? Find the courage to call!

“Don’t feel ashamed or feel you are ratting someone out.”

  • May 12, 2019

Drivesmart column: Distracted driving laws in B.C.

I’ve investigated a fatal collision where a driver was adjusting his CD music

  • May 12, 2019

B.C. VIEWS: Welcome to the union ‘battle zone’ for pipeline construction

NDP labour code sets conditions to push independent unions out

Robert Barron column: Respect needed for 911 program

The dispatcher said she would send a police unit to my home

Andrea Rondeau column: Getting something new for the office: a naloxone kit

This was something that I never would have imagined we’d have use for as little as five years ago.

Sarah Simpson column: Perseverance pays off on the street and on the track

I was driving back to Duncan from an assignment in Mill Bay…

T.W. Paterson column: Even a ‘safe’ mine could kill

Alarmed by the burns that covered one-third of Griffiths’ body, Dr. Walkem ordered him to hospital

  • May 11, 2019

Editorial: We must put the brakes on extinction crisis, if only for our own survival

One million plant and animal species around the world are threatened with extinction.

  • May 10, 2019

Mary Lowther column: Compost tea a must for sandy soil

It didn’t occur to me then that what I had was a substrate for hydroponic gardening.

  • May 9, 2019